Luxury Christmas Gifts

 

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Many of my fans ask, “What luxury skincare and fragrances do I like to use the most”. The luxury products below are items that I have used for years now, so they are truly my favorites … Steve Jan’s “Holy Grail”. For my last Mr. Jan All In One episode for the year, I will review my favorite luxury products for 2015. This episode will air on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at the usual time.

  1. Ultra-rich, dewy finish

    Born from the sea, the legendary Crème de la Mer has the power to transform the skin. In a short time, firmness improves, lines, wrinkles and the look of pores become less visible, skin looks virtually ageless. Even the driest complexions are renewed and rejuvenated. With the nutrient-rich Miracle Broth™, the heart of La Mer’s profound powers of transformation, skin is immersed in moisture, sensitivities soothed, radiance restored.

    The Miracle Broth™ in Crème de la Mer is suspended in an extraordinary formula. The secret to activating its renewing power and enjoying its profound benefits lies in a soothing ritual. Crème de la Mer must be warmed for a few seconds between the fingers until it becomes translucent, then pressed gently into the skin.

    Mr. Jan’s thoughts: Is this the best face cream? I don’t know if I can say with confidence that this cream is the best ever, but I find myself coming back to it when my skin is going through a drama. Especially, given the fact that I travel so much. My skin can go through so many different weather conditions, including the super dry conditions in all the hotels. When this happens, I will layer La Mer Cream over my night cream and the next day  WOW, my skin looks and feels super hydrated.

  2. Dolce & Gabbana Fragrance

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    Velvet Patchouli Eau de Parfum, 1.6 fl. oz.

    INSPIRATION
    Incense as a source of inspiration. A church in a tiny village, the scent of incense diffusing all around the streets. A memory reproduced through exquisite ingredients in a perfume filled with chypre accents. Dominant in presence and statement. Exudes strength.

    NOTES

    • Dominant, intense, decisive.
    • Sweet and spicy patchouli oil.
    • The woody tones and elegance of Kephalis.
    • The tenacity of musk.
    • Olfactive family: Woody Chypre.

    1.6 fl. oz./50 ml

    About Dolce & Gabbana Fragrance:
    Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana founded luxury fashion label Dolce & Gabbana in 1982. Under their influence, the brand’s inherently sexy and adventurous designs have shaped Dolce & Gabbana into a globally renowned label. The designing duo has translated the fashion house’s unique point of view into the world of scents with a much-loved Dolce & Gabbana Fragrance collection.

    Mr. Jan’s thought: Fragrance is not a easy gift to give, because it can be very personal. I recommend you make yourself aware of the various scents he/she prefers, i.e. fresh, sweet, warm, light, etc. That will help you narrow the search for the perfect fragrance. I love rich warm earthy scents, this is why I used Velvet Patchouli. Eau de Parfum means that it contains more essential oils and therefore, will last longer. Best way to apply fragrances , spray directly on the skin anywhere you can feel a heart pulse and whatever you do dont rub it. Let the parfum work with your body chemistry to create a unique personal scent.

  3. SK-II LXP ULTIMATE REVIVAL ESSENCE 

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Strengthen your skin’s resilience, while drenching it with an intensive boost of moistureThis precious skin enhancing essence is infused with SK-II’s Highest Concentrated Pitera and Centella Essence to strengthen your skin’s resilience, while drenching it with an intensive boost of moisture.Mr. Jan’s thought:  In my quest to find the ultimate product that will hydrate and boost moisture levels on my skin, and provide the benefit of anti-aging, the list has been long and disappointing. However, after trying numerous products, the one that continues to provide these benefits time and time again is SK-II LXP Ultimate Revival Essence. I use this product nightly and see results and increased moisture on my  skin each time. Using SK-II LXP Ultimate Revival Essence also helps other serums and products to absorb into my skin.

   4. Sisley BLACK ROSE CREAM MASK  

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  1. The Black Rose Cream Mask offers the skin”instant youth”. Rich in active anti aging ingredients (black rose,padina pavonica,and alkekengi calyx extracts), it immediately gets to work on signs of fatigue and leaves the skin looking youthful and energized. It bring tighter three actions to restore a luminous complexion and redensified skin in just 10 to 15 minutes. 1. A smoothing and pluming 2. A revitalizing and 3. A softening and hydrating.Mr. jan’s thought: Everyone knows that I love skin care masks. The Black Rose Cream Mask because makes my skin feel well protected, moisturized, and after washing it off I see a more plump looking complexion. Normally, as all of you know, my “go to” mask will always be SK-II Facial Treatment mask. However, from time to time when you need something different this mask is clearly a treat.

 

Nina Vaca, Modern Luxury Event, SK-II in Dallas, Texas

 

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Approximately eighteen months ago, when I begun my venture into social media, I vowed to focus on beauty, fashion, luxury and travel. I am not political person and normally refrain from discussing my personal life. As a result, these faucets of my life have been absent from my social media. Don’t worry, Lord now’s I have no intentions of changing my focus and Mr. Jan All In One will continue to bring the best social media content in the world of beauty, fashion, luxury and travel.

That said, last week I had the opportunity to meet Nina Vaca, Chief Executive Officer Of Pinnacle Technical Resources, at a private reception she hosted in Dallas, Texas. As the SK-II National Skin Care Ambassador, I was asked to attend the event and give a short presentation on my beloved SK-II products. My colleagues and I were welcomed with open arms by Nina and her friends. Most importantly, getting to know Nina, her plight to success and her love for people, was so inspiring.

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I am from Taipei, Taiwan, raised in a family where there was a roller-coaster of success and failure. When I came to the United States I could not speak any English, kids made fun of me in school, sometimes I would cry and yearn for my life in Asia. However, through all this adversity, I stayed on my feet. I finished school, went on to the Fashion Design Institute in Los Angeles, got my degree, and started my career in retail. Working hard to improve myself has opened many doors of opportunity including my current position with SK-II.

Meeting Nina has opened a new chapter in my life. Like her, I hope that I can be an inspiration to those who think they are held back from success due to ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities and other personal hurdles.

Nina, thank you again for a very successful event and your inspiration in my life.

Designer Men Shoes – Donald J Pliner

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Pascow Men’s Snake-Beaded Velvet Loafer, Burgundy

For a very long time, I never felt a need for designer shoes. The reason ? Well men shoes usually look alike so why spend so much money on it?!

This all changed when I purchased my first full price Jimmy Choo at Neiman Marcus. I have been collecting designer shoes ever since then. However, I have to say shoes are not a very good investment. But they will look very good in my closet… and for what I do! Dress to kill! Hehehe

While I was in Tampa, Florida, I purchased my first pair of Donald J Pliner at Neiman Marcus.
What caught my eyes were the beautiful details of the stone Snake. This is all hand-made, one stone at the time, craftsmanship from India. The bead embroidery is called “Karigar” Beaded embroidery. It’s like painting with beads. And the ruby red is the perfect match for the company I work for! So, I’ll look amazing on stage!
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You will be surprised at how many people look at you from head to toe. That’s right! They all start with the shoes.  Well, I do that to other people. I believe that when some one has clean shoes, it shows that this person takes good care of himself.

This Donald J Pliner is the Donald Signature. Signature reflects the bold and eclectic Donald J Pliner brand heritage. European craftsmanship, exceptional style and Donald’s unique talents combined to create a world class design featuring exquisite materials and exclusive detailing.  As you can see from the images.

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Foot Friendly : About Donald J Pliner: from the very beginning (he launched his line in 1989)
Donald J Pliner has been devoted to designs that are both comfortable and chic. He calls it “high -fashion comfort and refuses to believe that shoes can’t be both stylish and wearable.